CoPeST Publications

Latest publications

Drewes J, Zhu W, Melcher D, The edge of awareness: Mask spatial density, but not color, determines optimal temporal frequency for continuous flash suppression, Journal of Vision, January 2018, Vol.18, 12, doi:10.1167/18.1.12

Wutz A, Melcher D & Samaha J (2017), Frequency modulation of neural oscillations according to visual task demands, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1713318115.

Ronconi L, Oosterhof N N, Bonmassar C, & Melcher D. (2017), Multiple oscillatory rhythms determine the temporal organization of perception, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1714522114.

Ronconi L & Melcher D (2017), The role of oscillatory phase in determining the temporal organization of perception: evidence from sensory entrainment, Journal of Neuroscience, 1st November 2017, 1704-17; DOI:

Buonocore A, Fracasso A, Melcher D. (2017) Pre-saccadic perception: Separate time courses for enhancement and spatial pooling at the saccade target. PLoS One. 2017 June 14; 12(6):e0178902. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178902.

Fairhall SL, Schwarzbach J, Lingnau A, Van Koningsbruggen M, Melcher D. Spatiotopic updating across saccades revealed by spatially-specific fMRI adaptation. Neuroimage, November 2016,

Sengupta R, Bapiraju S, Melcher D. Big and small numbers: Empirical support for a single, exible mechanism for numerosity perception (2016). Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. Available at Springer Nature SharedIt.

Zhu W,  Drewes J,  Peatfield N and Melcher D (2016). Differential visual processing of animal images, with and without conscious awareness, October 2016, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.; doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00513

Wutz A, Drewes J, Melcher D (2016). Nonretinotopic perception of orientation: Temporal integration of basic features operates in object-based coordinates. Journal of Vision, 16(10):3. doi: 10.1167/16.10.3.

Wutz A, Muschter E, van Koningsbruggen MG, Weisz N & Melcher D (2016). Temporal integration windows in neural processing and perception aligned to saccadic eye movements. Current Biology. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.070.
Buonocore A, McIntosh RD, Melcher D (2016). Beyond the point of no return: effects of visual distractors on saccade amplitude and velocity. Journal of Neurophysiology. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00939.2015.

Publications (2015)

Drewes J, Zhu W, Wutz A & Melcher D (November 2015). Dense sampling reveals behavioral oscillations in rapid visual categorization, Scientific Reports 5, Article 16290.

Buonocore A & Melcher D (2015). Interference during eye movement preparation shifts the timing of peri-saccadic compression. Journal of Vision, Vol.15, 3. doi:10.1167/15.15.3.

Wutz A, Shukla A, Bapi RS, Melcher D (August 2015). Expansion and Compression of Time Correlate with Information Processing in an Enumeration Task, PLoS One, Vol.10(8).

Buonocore A, Melcher D (2015). Disrupting saccadic updating: visual interference prior to the first saccade elicits spatial errors in the secondary saccade in a double-step task. Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 233, Issue 6.

Fracasso A, Kaunitz L, Melcher D (2015). Saccade kinematics modulate perisaccadic perception. Journal of Vision, Mar 6;15(3).

Melcher D & Morrone MC (2015). Non-retinotopic visual processing in the brain. Visual Neuroscience, 32, E017.


Cavicchio F, Melcher D & Poesio M (2014). The effect of linguistic and visual salience in visual world studies. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:176.

Corbett, J.E. & Melcher, D. (2014). Stable statistical representations facilitate visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception Performance, 40(5), 1915-25.

Corbett J. E., Melcher D. (2014). Characterizing ensemble statistics: Mean size is represented across multiple frames of reference. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 76 (3), 746-58. Download here.

Drewes J, Zhu W, Melcher D (2014). Dissociation Between Spatial and Temporal Integration Mechanisms in Vernier Fusion. Vision Research.

Fairhall SL, Albi A, Melcher D (2014). Temporal Integration Windows for Naturalistic Visual Sequences. PLOS One.

Knops A, Piazza M, Sengupta R, Eger E & Melcher D (2014). A shared, flexible neural map architecture reflects capacity limits in both visual short term memory and enumeration. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(30), 9857-9866. Download here.

Lanzoni L, Melcher D, Miceli G, Corbett JE (2014). Global statistical regularities modulate the speed of visual search in patients with focal attentional deficits. Frontiers in Psychology.

Sengupta R, Surampudi BR, & Melcher D (2014). A visual sense of number emerges from the dynamics of a recurrent on-center off-surround neural network. Brain Research.

Subramanian R, Shankar D, Sebe N & Melcher D (2014). Emotion modulates eye movement patterns and subsequent memory for the gist and details of movie scenes. Journal of Vision, in press.

Wutz A, Weisz N, Braun C & Melcher D (2014). Temporal windows in visual processing: 'Pre-stimulus brain state' and 'post-stimulus phase reset' segregate visual transients on different temporal scales. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(4), 1554-65. Download here

Wutz A., Melcher D.P.(2014). The temporal window of individuation limits visual capacity. Perception Science in Frontiers in Psychology.


Wutz A & Melcher D (2013). Temporal buffering and visual capacity: the time course of object formation underlies capacity limits in visual cognition. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75(5): 921-933. Download here

For further publications by the PI, see Melcher Lab Publications.